Archives for: "September 2013"

Sep/30
2013
I'm sitting by myself in the waiting area, alone, happy, at the end of the row. Suddenly I'm invaded. Almost a dozen adults and about a half dozen rugrats, most under 3. I'm surrounded and no one seems to even have a clue about personal space. I'm bei… more »
Sep/28
2013
Jerks like jared give nerds a bad name. Greedy, manipulative, cruel, evil. Instead of building, creating, sharing this asshole decided to use his interest and abilities to terrorize. Jared, did you really think you could get away with being an asshole… more »
Sep/27
2013
How fast things change. When all seems lost in the Middle East, against all odds, hope appears. The nazi-hardliners in Iran seem to have screwed up as badly there as they have here, not just opening the door for the election of an inclusionist but… more »
Sep/26
2013
I'm on the side that says three is better... for most things. Bill Gates has described the decision to use Ctrl+Alt+Del as the command needed to log on to a PC as a mistake [..] Originally he had favoured Ctrl+Alt+Esc, but he found it was too easy to… more »
Sep/25
2013
Would you take a bet if someone said you only have a 5% chance of winning? Yeah, probably not. Unfortunately most people don't understand statistics, and worse, there are assholes out there who exploit that for their own nefarious ends. WASHINGTON (AP)… more »
Sep/24
2013
Think that cute pony likes you? Think again! He's secretly plotting your death, just like Stalin... In February 2012, the mid-level Appellate Court overturned a lower court ruling and said that testimony by Timothy Astriab, whose family owns the farm,… more »
Sep/23
2013

Pulling A Schettino

Francesco Schettino is a certified douchebag. In fact he's the most qualified douchebag ever. Frankly I don't even think Captain suits him, I think Admiral or Grand Poobah of Douchebag is more fitting. Capt. Francesco Schettino is charged with mansl… more »
Sep/22
2013
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Sep/21
2013
Fucking assholes. Left 3 families, including us, standing on the tracks. Their comment - as they pulled away after NOT opening the doors in the first three cabs was "you should have run". Um no? Fuck you? You should have opened the doors? 1-800-392-6100… more »
Sep/20
2013
It started at 5am when I was rudely awakened by an "alert" that my flight was cancelled. At 5am you don't want some half-garbled computer message that cuts in and out, you want a person. It muttered something with the words "flight" and "cancelled".… more »
Sep/19
2013
So, it's not that guns are dangerous in the wrong hands, it's that guns are dangerous in the wrong hands... WASHINGTON (AP) -- Greater efforts are needed to identify and lock up mentally ill people who are dangerous, a top National Rifle Association… more »
Sep/18
2013
If your phone falls in the toilet would you reach in to retrieve it or would you flush first and hope it doesn't go down? more »
Sep/17
2013

Wait For It...

"Gun control crazies are using this tragic event to exploit these victims for their own agenda." - NRA, after every massacre Hasn't been said yet, but it will be. Doesn't take long for the usual deflection and back peddling to begin. I figured I just… more »
Sep/16
2013
So. Had enough yet? more »
Sep/15
2013

Lord Of The Flys

Nothing demonstrates the total breakdown of human society than the boarding process. Even before the process starts people start crowding, pushing, trying to get on ahead, before everyone else. The same same with disembarking. People only have to get… more »
Sep/14
2013
America is no longer a 2 party country. It's a 2.5 party country. The Democrats are 1, the Republicans are 1 and the Tea Party-ers are 0.5, well more accurately they are really a -0.5 so maybe we're a 1.5 party country. Much like the old analogy of… more »
Sep/13
2013

Can You Say Desperate?

There's a moment when you see an act of desperation and think "gosh, that's so sad." This article engendered that precise reaction in me. Microsoft has launched a US marketing offer for people to exchange "gently used" iPads for Microsoft products such… more »
Sep/12
2013

Rape the gay away.

That’s the motto of a former pastor in Iowa. Brent Girouex was charged with 60 counts of sexual exploitation by a therapist. He admitted to having sexual contact with 4 boys, and 8 others have made claims saying they were involved with the pastor. He to… more »
Sep/11
2013
I like flavor, but I'm not sure if these are really for me... TAIPEI, Taiwan, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- The company behind the "Hello Kitty" brand confirmed a Taiwan brewery has been licensed to create six varieties of beer featuring the character's likeness… more »
Sep/10
2013
TRUE! --nervous --very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses --not destroyed --not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acute. I heard all things in the heaven and… more »
Sep/09
2013
American seems to have lost its appetite for foreign blood. I say foreign because we're still quite busy killing each other here at home, but let's stick to the point: why the retrenching on Syria? America has long been happy taking down dictators,… more »
Sep/08
2013
I used to be able to get straight answers easily in the past from Verizon. No so much anymore. Here is the story of making few changes to an account that a friend passed on to me. First I was interesting in an equipment upgrade. I first could get, then… more »
Sep/07
2013
Sometimes you just have to hand it to the Trolls. Even when the article isn't remotely funny they can find something to laugh and argue about. Hong Kong (CNN) -- A Hindu holy man castrated himself in India Wednesday following the arrest of popular… more »
Sep/06
2013
Terry Earsing made derogatory comments about women dressed in Muslim garb who were apparently shopping in Walmart. Council on American-Islamic Relations asked Walmart to take “appropriate disciplinary action” in the matter. Mr. Earsing was fired from… more »
Sep/06
2013

Nice Mustang But...

...It's not *that* nice. Today is "antique car" day where I work and a tiny section of the parking lot is cordoned off for people who choose to drive their pampered babies in to work. As I drove by I saw a GTO with the hood open to admire the works, a… more »
Sep/05
2013
It's really hard to quantify the type of person who feels threatened enough by technology to want to shoot at it. I guess "Luddite" is one word. I prefer drooling-dimwit myself. DEER TRAIL, Colo., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The people of Deer Trail, Colo., will… more »
Sep/04
2013
If you've done something like, say, hold three girls hostage for decades, raping them repeatedly all the while, and you decide that now is the time to end your life... Let one, if not all, of those women know ahead of time. Maybe they'd be happy to help… more »
Sep/03
2013
I would like to nominate Daniel Ricketts for this years Darwin Award. The 50 year old man was nearly decapitated after he hit a thin wire had had strung around his pot plants. He also had other traps in the vicinity of his pot plants. Yes, this is a… more »
Sep/02
2013
Annoyed by phone solicitors interrupting your private time at home? Well here's one awesome solution. In November 2011 Lee Beaumont paid £10 plus VAT to set up his personal 0871 line - so to call him now costs 10p, from which he receives 7p. The Leeds… more »
Sep/01
2013
The coop that I have belonged to for more than a decade and shopped at for far longer is proposing to "officially" take a stand on anti-fracking. I drafted an email that opposes the move and sent it to them. I wonder if they will dignify it with a… more »